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Fr Aloysius Schmitt died during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 while helping others escape his ship (CNS photo/Witness files)

Fr Aloysius Schmitt, the first US chaplain to be killed in the Second World War, had a ship named in his honour

A replica of the Dachau Nazi concentration camp gate, with the writing 'Arbeit macht frei' ('Work Sets You Free') (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Fr Scheipers, imprisoned in Dachau, was viewed by the Nazis as a ‘fanatical proponent of the Catholic Church’

An image from the cover of The Shadow of his Wings

The story of Fr Goldmann is the perfect Confirmation present

Donal Foley, the publisher of Theotokos Books has written his own 
adventure novel for children. Titled “The Secret of Glaston Tor”, (PA)

Mixing war, smartphones and the legend of Glastonbury, The Secret of Glaston Tor is an exciting tale

A member of the public lays flowers at the Armed Forces Memorial during Armistice Day commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas (Photo: PA)

Countless Catholics suffered greatly for their faith. Here are nine of the most heroic

An air cadet at the national memorial to the Battle of Britain in Folkestone (PA)

Was the Battle of Britain worth it?

As the 75th anniversary of the airborne battle is celebrated, Britain is still deluded about the terrible mistakes made by the country’s wartime leaders

A Katyń memorial: a priest was sent to the area to give the dead a Christian burial (AP)

A priest views the Second World War as ‘a holy war fought for multiple and mixed motives’

Dietrich von Hildebrand

An English translation of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s documentation of Hitler’s evil makes for inspiring reading

Fr Franz Reinisch was executed for refusing to serve in the army under the Nazis

Bishops deferred to authority and priests and seminarians mainly followed suit. The lesson? That we must always speak out when our conscience is challenged

Sir Martin Gilbert remained serene before the record of history

A friend who told us the truth

Sir Martin Gilbert was granted the greatest gift that a biographer could ask for, a subject truly heroic to write about